Lettuce/Spinach Earliest Planting Times?

Treehgr(z6/N. BUCKS, PA)March 20, 2009

What is the earliest I can set out lettuce? I have about 12 plants growing now. I was aiming for mid-April? What is the earliest to sow spinach? Someone told me a rule of thumb is when the dandelions come into bloom the soil should be warm enough for sowing.

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tomatoeboy

Good question. I was wondering the same thing. I live in south central PA on the dividing line between 6A and 6B. I actually considered sowing leaf lettuce this weekend.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 12:43PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

I sowed lettuce and spinach today. My brother in West Chester did his lettuce and onions last weekend. But my lettuce was seeds. Maybe plants should be a little later because of foliage.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 4:14PM
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setter4(z6 PA)

I planted lettuce seed, spinach seed and peas today.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 7:57PM
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goblugal(7)

We planted lettuce today in Lanc County too....

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 8:21AM
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julie_in_york

I have fairly large size spinach already growing from seeds in the ground left over from last year. So far, I've planted lettuce, argula, broccoli rabe, onions, potatoes, peas and Swiss chard.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 8:30PM
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Pipersville_Carol(z6 Bucks PA)

I direct-sowed lettuce about two weeks ago and it's coming up now. I've never started lettuce indoors, not sure when you can put it out.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 3:39PM
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